Letting your child help choose the items to bring along can help them feel more prepared and give them a sense of control. See our “what to bring” checklist to make sure you have everything you need to bring to your visit, from insurance cards to your child’s favorite blanket.
4. Parking information
Ramp parking is available at Minneapolis and St. Paul locations for a fee. See each location below for driving directions and parking information.
5. Take a tour (surgeries and hospital visits only)
If your child is having a surgery, our pre-surgery tours are recommended. These programs are designed to help patients, parents, siblings and other family members to learn what to expect before, during, and after the surgery day (including care at home). Choose the location where your child will have surgery to learn more about pre-surgery tours and how to register:
If your child is coming to the hospital for something other than a surgery, call 651-220-6465 to schedule a tour.
6. Pre-register (if applicable)
For some appointments, we ask that you contact your clinic to pre-register before the day of your appointment. The 5-10-minute pre-registration process helps us expedite registration on the day of the appointment, so we can get to what’s important — taking care of your child. Learn more about:
7. Arrive early
To help us complete initial paperwork and concentrate on your child’s care, it’s best to arrive about 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. If you are scheduled for surgery, you will be given a time of arrival before your procedure. Getting there early ensures you have time to park, find your way, and get through the registration process without added stress for you or your child.